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Wilson Center Event Panelists Discuss How Family Planning Access Supports Social, Economic Goals

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: A More Prosperous World: Investing in Family Planning for Sustainable Economic Growth
Saiyara Khan, intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, highlights panelists’ remarks at the final event of a three-part series on the role of population and family planning in supporting economic growth, health, and education. During the event, panelists discussed the use of a model to measure the impact of family planning, how barriers to women’s health affect women’s economic empowerment, the role of creating the “fiscal space for development,” and the relevance of family planning across sectors (7/30).

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